June 20, 1994
Dean Mellberg returned to Spokane, rented a room in a north side motel, bought the MAK-90 from a private gun dealer and a 75-round magazine at a local sporting goods store. Dressed in black and carrying a duffle bag, he took a cab to the base medical center which sat outside the security gate. He went into the men's room of the annex where mental health services were located, took the rifle out of the bag and attached the clip. He went to the offices of London and Brigham, killing them both, then continued across the parking lot to the hospital where he entered the emergency room door and began firing. By the time he left the hospital, he'd killed two more and wounded 22. As Mellberg crossed the hospital lawn, base police were responding to the flood of 9-1-1 calls. Security Policeman Andy Brown ordered him to halt and drop his weapon. He didn't, but the gun jammed and Brown fired four shots; two hit Mellberg and one of those was fatal.
June 24, 1994
On a warm Friday afternoon, with Fairchild personnel and their families gathered near the flight line to watch and photograph, the bomber made several practice runs of the maneuvers - a steep climb from the runway, a sharp left turn with wings at about 45 degrees to the ground. Cheers turned to gasps of horror as the plane made a final pass of the runway, went up, tilted to 45 degrees and kept rotating until the wings were almost perpendicular to the ground. The bomber dropped wing first, its tail struck power lines and the crash set off a ball of fire. Holland, McGeehan and two other senior officers who were making their last B-52 flight before transferring to desk jobs, were killed instantly. It just missed the Survival School, which contained some 500 students and instructors, and the area where Fairchild stored its nuclear weapons.